Posted by : Unknown Sunday, 28 July 2013

VANITY Blog is currently looking for passionate youths to be a part of our blog page's Editorial Board!

Mission Statement
We use the stories and experiences of immigrant and refugee youths in Vancouver to inspire other young people who just newly arrived in Canada. Through blogging, not only do we hope to help other high school students to adjust to their new Canadian life, we also wish to have a stronger network and tight-knit community of young immigrants in Vancouver.

Position Description
We are living in the world where people from completely opposite sides of the world are able to speak in real time. Through the power of internet, it is so much easier to exchange ideas no matter where we are in the world! Our plan is to build a website where immigrant youths in Vancouver could share their migration experience and their feelings as they live their everyday lives here in Canada. Through their blog posts, we hope to give newcomer youths a picture of what student life in this country looks like. We hope to give them tips, advices, and words of encouragement as they gradually cope with the changes that they encounter in this new country. 

Because Vancouver Immigrant Youth Blog hopes to be a collective voice of the youth of today, we would love to have our group be driven by young minds!

As an editorial board member of our blog, you will be of a part of a group who will be chiefly responsible in developing, managing, and improving our blog website. You will be constantly working with other 5-7 students to guarantee that our blog site remains appealing to young audiences, make sure that each blog post published is exciting to read, and see to it that our site becomes known by numerous students who are just starting to settle in their new lives here in Canada. This could involve having a group meeting once a month, holding weekly Skype and Facebook conversations to update each other, and having an exclusive access to our blog account.

In shorter terms, this position would allow you to become a member of our blog’s main team who will primarily be responsible in running our blog page!

Skills & Experience
·         *current high school student
·         *comfortable in sharing his/her migration experience
·         *passionate about inspiring other youths
·         *interested in using social media as a tool to promote diversity
·         *love for writing (whether in English or in your own language!)
·         *open-minded and imaginative

Benefits and Recognition
·           Valuable learning experience
·           Opportunity to meet new friends
·           Reference letters
·           Free bus tickets and admission tickets to youth events in Vancouver

·         Regularly discuss with other members of the Editorial board on the updates of the blog site
·         Review the content of blog posts from other contributors
·         Ensure that our site is free of offensive content
·         Brainstorm ideas to further improve the appeal and effectiveness of the site
·         Think of ways on how to further promote our site in order to have solid visitors and readers

Position Duration
9-12 months

Time Commitment
·         3-6 hours per week (flexible hours, most of this involves working online through e-mail or Skype)
·         able to attend meetings for two hours once every month!

For more information or to apply, please click this google doc: 

Or please contact:

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  1. Do you have to be an immigrant youth to join, I have immigrant parents and I was wondering if I could be any help in other areas?

    1. Hello! Yes, you can help in other areas. Please e-mail us at and introduce yourself so we can give you more information. Thank you!


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Vancouver Immigrant Youth (VANITY) Blog is an online space made for youth, by youth. Here, you will find stories and experiences written by youth immigrants who once felt how challenging it was to be a newcomer in Vancouver. If you are a newcomer in Vancouver (or anywhere in Canada), we hope to give you all the resources you need to feel comfortable in this country. We hope to give you tips and advices on how we adjusted to our lives here as youth immigrants. Through this site, we want to empower you to bring out your full potential.





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